An insurgent bomb claimed the life of US Army officer, 1st Lieutenant Ashley I. White, from Ohio, along with two other soldiers on 22nd October 2011 in Kandahar province.
1Lt. White, age 24, served with the North Carolina National Guard, assigned to 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. According to various news sources, she was part of an elite Cultural Support Team of female soldiers working alongside Special Operations forces.
A press release from Army Special Operations Command said 1Lt. White "selflessly served and her actions exemplify the highest commitment to duty, honor and country."
She leaves her husband Captain Jason Stumpf, her parents, Robert and Deborah White, brother Josh and twin sister Brittney.